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The 11 Coolest High-Adrenaline Shore Excursions in Alaska

by Kim Foley MacKinnon | June 20, 2017

Helicopter Glacier Trek
If you've never heard of crampons and carabiners, you'll know what they are after this exhilarating excursion from Juneau. Helicopter to the top of a glacier for a two-hour guided trek through a remote frozen wonderland.

Adventure Kart Expedition
Go off-roading on 10 miles of wilderness trails near Ketchikan in a specially built all-terrain Tomcar, climbing up to breathtaking views of the Tongass National Forest, Behm Canal, and the Inside Passage.

Ocean Raft Adventure
Hold on to your hats and glasses as you race at 50 miles per hour through the Taiya Inlet, North America's longest and deepest fjord. Only non-motion-sensitive souls who love roller coasters should sign up for this wild ride.

Kim Foley MacKinnon

Kim Foley MacKinnon is a Boston-based writer for ShermansCruise whose work has also appeared in The Boston Globe.

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